The Department of Microbial Pathogens and Immunity (MPI) (https://www.rushu.rush.edu/rush-medical-college/departments/department-microbial-pathogens-and-immunity) at Rush University Medical Center is undergoing a vigorous expansion phase under new leadership and invites applications for full time faculty appointments at all ranks. We are currently recruiting candidates with expertise in basic and applied research in HIV/AIDS, neuroimmunology, specifically glial biology and interface with neurodegenerative diseases, neurovirology, and mucosal immunology. The positions will be supported by competitive start-up packages and state-of-the art research facilities.
MPI is predominantly a research department within Rush Medical College. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized with a research focus on HIV/AIDS (neurovirology, mucosal immunology, drug abuse co-morbidity) and host-pathogen interactions. The faculty is dedicated to innovative and impactful research and mentoring of graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows. The faculty has no formal roles in significant didactic graduate or medical school teaching, although they may choose to contribute to this mission.
Competitive candidates should have active research programs, with current and/or past history of funding, an outstanding publication track record, and emerging and/or national reputation in area of expertise equivalent to research experience and faculty rank. Physician scientists are encouraged to apply and will have joint appointments in an appropriate clinical department as well as in MPI. As a department committed to diversity, we encourage applications from under-represented minority groups in science.
The application process is biphasic, phase 1 involves submission of NIH style biosketch. After an initial screen, competitive applicants will be asked, in the second phase, to provide a cover letter, a summary of research vision, curriculum vitae, and names/email addresses of three references. Initial biosketch submission is preferred by August 15th, 2019. Job posting will remain active until suitable candidates are identified.
Interested candidates, please send your information to:
Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer
Internal Number: 071019
About Rush University Medical Center
Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the people and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. The Rush system comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Numerous national organizations have recognized Rush for the quality of care we provide, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranked Rush University Medical Center among the top 50 hospitals in 7 of 16 specialties in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals issue. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. In 2018, Rush was named a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the ninth consecutive year, and was one of only five hospitals from across the nation to be recognized by the American Hospital Association as an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award.